Welcome to the Carnival!
You know when you throw a party and not everyone RSVPs so you don't know how many goodie bags to make and start to brace yourself for when you have to break it to your poor sweet child that no one is coming to celebrate their birthday with them? And then people start coming and you're just happy they came? That's kind of like this. When you throw out the opportunity for people to share just about anything, you just might get that. Anything.
Mad Kane was the first to step up to the plate to share her funny story about wine snobs and how they don't really know all they pretend to. Check out her more current posts, too. Who doesn't love a good limerick?
Imagine my surprise then, when I got PhD Program's submission Top 96 Blogs for Recovering Alcoholics. It's a pretty exhaustive list about where to go when your wine snobbery has gotten a little out-of-hand and you need help. I don't find addiction to be funny. It is funny, however, that when given the non sequitur topic - translated to it does not follow - it kind of does.
Christopher Benek had me laughing out loud while Rethinking Air Travel. I got an especially big kick imagining the super hero on the plane using his special talents. My laughing prompted my kids to ask, "What?" over and over.
The Big Cajun Man sent over a post on an innovative tool to curb spending with the Financial Shock Collar post. Having just watched Confessions of a Shopaholic the other night and being completely mortified at the thought of donating those clothes to the thrift store as punishment for her shopping (even a bridesmaid dress!) I thought this was a less painful torture. I'm a tightwad myself, so I wouldn't need to wear one, but might if someone gave me one for free.
And then there is EGB. I think this is sort of what I had in mind in the first place. You know how if every Cesar Salad you order comes without anchovies, you get to where you forget to ask for no anchovies and the next salad comes with some anchovies on top? I've been a mom blogger reading mom blogs for so long that I forget that other people write them too. When I got the SAHMnambulist posts Learning To Share and Single Parent Redux, I felt like I got the no anchovie salad. Or as my Lab would do when he sees other Labs, wag his tail. Wag wag.
I'm grateful for all the people who came to my party and all of you standing around the punch bowl looking at the hors d'oeuvres. Go ahead, sample the treats. Or, if we're really talking about parties at my house, you'll be standing around the chocolate fountain trying to decide whether to dip the strawberries or the marshmallows.